A fall accident of any kind can cause serious injuries. If the fall involves elevation, however, the damage can be much more severe. If you or a loved one was injured in a fall from elevation in Dallas, Texas, discuss your legal rights with an attorney from The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. We have the experience, attorneys and legal resources that you need to go up against a property owner, product manufacturer or another party on your behalf.
Falls from any elevation can be deadly. Falling from a ladder, scaffold, platform, piece of machinery, silo, staircase, escalator, roof or any other raised area can inflict fatal injuries on a victim. Vulnerable individuals such as children and the elderly are especially at risk of suffering life-threatening injuries in a fall from elevation. Common examples of injuries in these accidents are:
A victim may never be the same after a fall accident involving a height or elevation. These accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, meaning injuries that will have a long-term or permanent impact on the victim. Serious falls can require expensive medical care, ongoing treatments or physical therapy, and medical devices, in addition to causing lost wages and significant pain and suffering.
Holding someone responsible for your fall accident could result in justice, accountability against a negligent party and financial compensation for your various losses. Negligence in personal injury law is the failure of a person to use an appropriate level of care, resulting in harm to someone else. If someone is negligent and this caused your fall accident, you may be able to hold the negligent party legally and financially responsible (liable).
If you fell from a roof or scaffold at a construction site, for example, the party in charge of your safety or the safety of the premises could be responsible. This may be a private property owner, the government if you were on public property, the construction company, the construction site manager or your employer. If you fell from an elevation under other circumstances, you may still be entitled to file a claim against one or more parties for causing or failing to prevent your fall.
Filing a lawsuit or insurance claim could help you and your family pay for related bills and move forward. With assistance from an attorney, you could recover the compensation that you need for past and future losses. You could receive compensation for your necessary medical care, lost wages, disability costs, pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, attorney’s fees, and more. Discuss the value of your case in more detail with a lawyer.
It can be difficult to understand your rights after a fall from elevation in Dallas. It can be even harder to go through the legal process while you are also dealing with serious injuries. Hiring an experienced and qualified attorney to represent you can take the legal burden off of your shoulders. Your lawyer can protect your rights and go up against an insurance company in pursuit of fair financial compensation for you while you focus on healing. Please contact The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. today for a free consultation.